Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles With Cucumber

Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles With Cucumber
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You can make these noodles in less time than it takes to order takeout.This recipe is courtesy of Smitten Kitchen.
  • 3/4 pound dried rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon chinese sesame paste or tahini
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 3 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon chinese rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • chili-garlic paste, to taste
  • 1/2 pound cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • handful chopped fresh herbs, such as mint and cilantro, for garnish
  1. Cook noodles according to packet instructions. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well. Drizzle with a tiny splash of toasted sesame oil to keep them from sticking.
  2. Whisk sesame paste and peanut butter in a small bowl. Whisk in soy sauce, rice vinegar, remaining sesame oil, sugar, ginger, garlic, and chile-garlic paste until smooth. Adjust flavors to taste.
  3. Toss sauce with cold noodles. Serve topped with cucumber, peanuts, and herbs.